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Oval, cabochon cut almandine garnet intaglio showing a bird standing on a pedestal, facing to the front, with wings displayed; flanked on either side by a long-legged bird with a long, curved neck and large beak resembling a pelican or perhaps a stork.
- 1stC-3rdC (circa)
- Made in: Afghanistan (?)
- Found/Acquired: Kabul, bazaar?
- (Asia,Afghanistan,Kabul (province),Kabul)
- Height: 8.5 millimetres
- Width: 9 millimetres
- Thickness: 3 millimetres
Probably purchased by Masson in Kabul bazaar, 1833-8.
- IM.Gems.55 (British Museum no.: India Museum collection)
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Object reference number: RRI12190
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